Weekend Fine Arts Events

Posted on February 11th, 2011 by

Following successful winter concert tours, the Gustavus Wind Orchestra and the Gustavus Choir will present their Home Concerts on Saturday, Feb. 12 in Christ Chapel at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., respectively. Both concerts are free and open to the public.

Individuals who are unable to attend Saturday’s performances may view the College’s first music concert live webstream online here.

The Gustavus Band with Conductor Douglas Nimmo

The Gustavus Wind Orchestra

Conducted by Douglas Nimmo, the Gustavus Wind Orchestra will perform works by Percy Grainger, Warren Benson, William Schuman, Eric Whitacre, John Philip Sousa, Roger Cichy, Paul Creston, and others.

The wind orchestra (formerly known as the Gustavus Band) completed an 8-day Midwest tour and presented concerts, clinics and workshops in Brainerd and Duluth, Minn., Wausau, Appleton, Hartford and Middleton, Wis., before returning to Minnesota for a final tour concert in Owatonna.

The Gustavus Choir

The Gustavus Choir with Conductor Gregory Aune.

Conducted by Gregory Aune, the Gustavus Choir, will perform sacred and spiritual music in English, Latin, German, and Italian bycomposers such as Johannes Brahms, Felix Mendelssohn, Antonio Lotti, F. Melius Christiansen, Maurice Durufle, and Minnesotan Stephen Paulus.
The choir completed a two-week international tour of Italy that included concerts and mass participation in Rome, Sorrento, Assisi, Florence, and Venice.
Sunday, Feb. 13 Concert

In addition to these concerts, on Sunday, Feb. 13 at 1:30 p.m., the United States Air Force Brass in Blue will present a concert on the Gustavus campus in Björling Recital Hall. This concert is free and open to the public but tickets are required. Advance tickets are available at the St. Peter Herald and the St. Peter Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). Remaining tickets will be available at the Björling Recital Hall doors at 1 p.m.
Representing more than 325,000 Air Force professionals, Brass in Blue showcases the service’s excellence and precision. Comprising 10 brass players, one percussionist, and a vocalist, the ensemble maintains a rigorous performance schedule and presents a diverse repertoire featuring orchestral transcriptions, patriotic favorites, jazz standards, and new compositions and arrangements.

Brass in Blue’s diversity and flexibility make it well-suited for all types of events — from concerts and music festivals to professional sporting events. This Midwest concert tour performance program includes marches by Herbert L. Clark and Karl King to selections from musicals by Stephen Sondheim and Meredith Willson to works by Rimski-Korsakov and Saint-Saëns. This performance is sponsored by the College and the St. Peter Herald.

For more concert information, visit https://gustavus.edu/finearts/.


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